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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the dedicated and talented staff of the Kansas City CARE Clinic. The majority of positions at the Clinic are supported by governmental or private grants and continuance of grant funding is outside of the direct control of the Clinic. Therefore, employment is not guaranteed if funding is reduced or eliminated.

The Clinic is committed to our staff and volunteers and the Clinic is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by law.

These are some of the benefits that the Clinic offers employees: Health and Dental Insurance, Cafeteria Plan, Life/LTD/AD&D, 403B Retirement Plan, Vacation Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays. (Benefits offered are subject to change.)


Certified Medical Assistant

  • Job Tracking ID: 1143
  • Job Location: Kansas City, MO
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 05, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

Under medical/nursing supervision, assist provider and nursing staff in the delivery of health care services; perform related duties as required.

Clinical Care Duties:

  • Assist providers with patient care such as examinations, procedures and treatments in a professional manner.
  • Prepare patients for examinations, procedures and treatments. Obtain vital signs, measure height and weight; perform vision and auditory screening as needed; record all information in Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Obtain medical history, history of present illness and/or chief complaint and record in EHR.
  • Obtain information related to chronic disease(s) and document in appropriate disease management templates.
  • Participate in management of chronic disease registries and recall of patients for recommended care.
  • Conduct tests and procedures as directed.
  • Adhere to established patient screening procedures.
  • Inventory and order supplies, stock exam rooms.
  • Assist with scheduling for walk-ins, specialty care referrals or ancillary testing.
  • Draw blood, collect specimens and perform on-site laboratory procedures.
  • Process specimens for transport and process lab results per established procedures.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies.
  • Provide TB testing and subsequent readings in an appropriate time frame.
  • Assist with staffing of the Dispensary and other areas as assigned.

Communication/Interpersonal:

  • Act as a patient advocate.
  • Communicates patient’s health status accurately in verbal and written reports to appropriate health care providers (i.e. Charge Nurse, providers).
  • Communicates effectively, courteously and collaboratively with patient, providers, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.

Service Excellence:

  • Maintain a positive, helpful attitude to patients, providers and co-workers.
  • Seek to establish a working relationship with a positive attitude that enhances open communication.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and commitment to the common goal of providing excellent patient care.
  • Participate in and support team meetings and activities.

Professionalism:

  • Attends, participates and satisfactorily completes mandatory in-services and educational programs.
  • Adhere to Kansas City CARE Clinic attendance standards.
  • Utilizes appropriate chain of command
  • Follows through on assignments to completion
  • Maintains a professional appearance and good hygiene.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.

Referral Duties:

  • Ensure that the appropriate internal/external providers, facilities and ancillary services are utilized in the referral process.
  • Document all referrals in EHR.
  • Print and mail/fax referrals/authorizations to providers and facilities at the time the provider is contacted.
  • Answer phones and maintain documentation, and files as needed.

Safety/Risk Management:

  • Adheres to health center safety, infection control and hazardous waste procedures.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

General Employee Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the mission, vision and values of the Kansas City CARE Clinic.
  • Coordinate volunteer assignments according to Clinic needs.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement processes and activities in the organization.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Provide orientation to new volunteers, students and employees.
  • Assist in the development, acquisition and evaluation of patient education materials.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Requires long periods of standing
  • Requires ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 35 pounds.
  • Requires ability to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and reach.
  • Requires ability to use routine office equipment such as computer and telephone.
  • Requires ability to comprehend both oral and written communications.
  • Requires sufficient near-vision to be able to read document and computer screen.
  • OSHA Category 1: All procedures or other job-related tasks involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes of these fluids.
  • HIPAA Classification: Unrestricted Access: A workforce member with unrestricted access will have full access to patient’s protected health information, including the patient’s entire medical record, for patient care purposes.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Certification as a Medical Assistant preferred.
  • Minimum one year of satisfactory work performance in a community health or family practice setting.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain Basic Life Support Certification.
  • Ability to relate to a broad and diverse spectrum of the community.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks.
  • Ability to understand and present verbal instructions and to exchange verbal information.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, courteous working relationships with patients, coworkers and others.
  • Ability to work in Windows based computer environment.

Benefits:

These are some of the benefits that the Clinic offers employees: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life/STD/LTD/AD&D, 403B Retirement Plan, Vacation Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistant Program. (Benefits offered are subject to change.


The Kansas City CARE Clinic is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE